Shakespeare Instructors

NEW THIS SUMMER ~ Virtual Camps this Summer

Join us for a summer of theatre fun and learning

Calliope Weisman

Shakespeare/ Camp Director

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CALLIOPE WEISMAN is a director, producer, and teacher in Santa Clarita and Los Angeles.  After earning her BA in Theatre from San Diego State University (with a focus on arts education and management), she founded The Old Mask Era Theatre Company, through which she directed the Harry Potter parody Puffs and the raucous Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind (30 Plays in 60 Minutes) at The MAIN. She directed one of the city's first online dramas, Proof, and created The MAIN's Stage on Screen Theatre Festival (SOS Fest), where she co-produced over 30 online productions keeping theatre alive throughout the quarantine.

 

Calliope has worked with independent theatre companies throughout L.A., including Showdown Stage Company, the Lounge Theatre, Knot Free Productions, Big Sandwich Theatre Company, Tavern Brawlers, CrowsNest Productions, and Menagerie Theatre Works. And she is proud to be one of the founders of the ever-growing Santa Clarita Independent Theatre Alliance.

 

Calliope has worked with solo performance artist Susan Hinshaw, and taught children's Shakespeare at Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum. She was recently published for her blog Top 10 Tips for Successful Online Theatre.

FINN KOBLER

Adapting Shakespeare / Film Scriptwriting

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FINN KOBLER is a young playwright from Southern California. Despite being born in Santa Clarita, he has been raised all over the country, spending the majority of his life helping his family’s business, Showdown Stage Company, mount original productions from the ground up. He has slept in walk-in closets and on air mattresses, calling everywhere from central Florida to rural Missouri “home,” and he has worked with actors of varying experience levels: from Oscar-winners to shy 8-year-olds who, prior to meeting him, had never stepped foot on a stage. He is a rising senior at the University of Southern California working towards a bachelor’s degree in writing for screen/television. He has been described by industry readers as a “fresh, original voice” with an ear for dialogue that’s “sharp and sparkling.” He has been described by his ex-girlfriend as “the fourth most attractive guy [she] ever dated, fifth if you factor in Devon’s new haircut.”

STEVE TROOP

Puppetry

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